Photo Project – Juan

This post has been rather long in the offing. Regardless, on this grey, miserable weekend I am putting up the next set of photos from my photo project.

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This set, features another of my closest friends; Juan. The place he chose was the Southbank of the Thames, by Westminster Bridge. While this may seem on obvious choice, for him it plays a vital role in the development of his life in the UK and in particular his overwhelming urge to work and live in London.

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This was the first place he came to in England after moving here as a young child from Colombia and this particular spot is a defining memory for him as a small child while en route to the Spanish embassy. So, the attachment is profound, sentimental and almost primordial.

In an interesting development, he also suggested that I should accompany this project with a series of short videos explaining the context to what might otherwise seem to be mere tourism. I like this idea and so will be adding this facet to a constantly growing project.

Be prepared.

The full set can be found here: bluejeansandbeyond.tumblr.com

It is a much smaller set owing to a much shorter window of opportunity and weather conditions, but nonetheless, I feel captures Juan’s character and some of the story behind the choice well.

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Who knows where I’ll end up next time? Get thinking about your favourite place and why and I might well be knocking on your door next!